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August 7, 2007 at 8:39 AM

Tuesday morning tidbits

A little bit different drill at UW today as we have access to players around noon, then Tyrone Willingham a little later, shortly before the afternoon practice. So we’ll try to pass along some stuff as we get it compiled, but the usual post-noon stuff from Willingham will be a little delayed today.
First today I’ll pass along our two stories — a feature on cornerback Bryron Davenport and a notebook centering on the demotion of the three starting offensive linemen.
As for Davenport, he’s very open about his reasons for leaving UCLA — a rocky relationship with his stepfather who he said forced him to go to UCLA, apparently wanting to micromanage his career path to the NFL. That is also the reason for Davenport’s name change.
As for the three linemen, it’s easy to think this is just a symbolic move, and it would surprise few if the three deposed starters regain their jobs soon — I remember a few years ago when Kyle Trew ran with the first team for a few days ahead of Scott White for apparently similar reasons. But all three of the new starters — Cody Habben, Ryan Tolar and Matt Sedillo — are players with unquestionably bright futures at UW, and this is obviously a great opportunity for them to show the coaches what they’ve got. This is emerging as one of the most interesting stories of the fall.
ON OTHER NEWS:
Isaiah Stanback is still sidelined in Dallas, and this story claims he’s losing any chance at becoming the team’s punt returner this season.
— Here’s a good overview of where Marques Tuiasosopo stands in his battle to win the backup QB job with the New York Jets.
— Here’s a story on Rich Alexis’ attempt to become the No. 3 running back for the Rams.
— I missed this earlier but Roc Alexander was placed on injured reserve by the Texans and is done for the year.
— And there’s a note buried about midway through this story on the Jacksonville Jaguars that indicates that Reggie Williams is now running with the third team and will have to fight merely to win a roster spot, let alone a starting job.

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